Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Abbott Laboratories Online Terms of Use for www.MomenTums.co.uk

Welcome to www.MomenTums.co.uk. This website is owned by Abbott Laboratories Ltd. (Registered Company Number 329102) whose registered office is Abbott House, Vanwall Business Park, Vanwall Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4XE.

Effective Date of these Online Terms of Use: September 2013

These Online Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy govern your access to the www.MomenTums.co.uk website controlled by Abbott Laboratories Ltd. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (together referred to as "Abbott").

Terms of Use for www.MomenTums.co.uk website

These Online Terms of Use only apply to the www.MomenTums.co.uk (“Abbott website”) and do not apply to any other Abbott websites, or to third party websites to which the Abbott website may link. Without prejudice to your rights under applicable law, Abbott reserves the right to amend these Online Terms of Use (including, without limitation, to reflect technological or functional advancements, legal and regulatory changes or good business practices). If Abbott amends the Online Terms of Use, we will notify users by posting the amended version with an updated effective date on this Abbott website. By accessing or using the Abbott website, you agree to be bound by the then current version of the Online Terms of Use.
If you disagree with these Online Terms of Use, or are dissatisfied with the Abbott website, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website.

DISCLAIMERS

    1. Abbott will take reasonable care to ensure that the information and content on the Abbott website is accurate, complete, up to date, and always available and does not infringe any third party rights. However, we do not guarantee that this is always the case. The Abbott website and the content and information on it are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, with all faults. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Abbott hereby disclaims all representations and warranties relating to the information and content on the Abbott website, whether expressed or implied, created by law, contract or otherwise, including, without limitation, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement of third party rights.
    2. The information and content on the Abbott website do not constitute medical advice. You should consult your healthcare professionals for advice before you make any decisions relating to your treatment or care. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Abbott hereby disclaims all liability for any loss or damage which may be suffered by any person, whether suffered directly, indirectly, immediately or consequentially, and whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise which arises out of, or in connection with use of the Abbott website or any treatment or care decisions which you make, except in the case of death or personal injury resulting from Abbott’s negligence.
    3. Abbott is not responsible, and provides no warranty whatsoever, for the accuracy, effectiveness, timeliness and suitability of any information or content obtained from third parties, including any hyperlinks to and from third-party websites.

YOUR USE

By using the Abbott website, you agree to the following:

    1. Not to disrupt, amend or intercept information posted on the Abbott website or on any of Abbott’s servers;
    2. Not to attempt to circumvent any security features of the Abbott website; and
    3. To abide by all applicable, national and international laws, rules and regulations.

AVAILABILITY

Abbott will use reasonable efforts to make the Abbott website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, we cannot guarantee this and take no responsibility for any loss or damage that occurs due to an interruption of access to the Abbott website. Abbott may interrupt the Abbott website for maintenance reasons and will endeavour to provide reasonable notice of any planned events.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The information, content and graphics published on the Abbott website (the "Information") are owned by, or licensed to, Abbott. Permission to use the Information is granted, provided that: (i) the above copyright acknowledgement appears on all copies; (ii) use of the Information is for informational, non- commercial healthcare or personal use only; (iii) the Information is not modified in any way; and (iv) no graphics available from the Abbott website are used separate from the accompanying text. For all other uses of the Information or any Abbott trademark, trade names or trade dress Abbott’s prior written authorisation is required.

Except as permitted above, no licence or right, express or implied, is granted to any person under any patent, trademark or other proprietary right of Abbott.

PRIVACY AND SECURITY

Abbott is committed to safeguarding your privacy, as set out in the Privacy Policy. It is your responsibility to ensure that the device used to access the Abbott website, is adequately secured and protected against malicious software or access by unauthorised persons. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Abbott shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including lost profits, whether arising directly or indirectly) suffered by any person as a result of interception or unauthorised access to their personal data, even if Abbott has previously been advised of the possibility of such damages.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Except in the case of death or personal injury caused by their negligence, Abbott, its vendors, their respective directors, employees and agents (hereinafter "Abbott parties") hereby disclaim, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, liability for any loss or damage which may be suffered by any person, whether suffered directly, indirectly, immediately or consequentially, and whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise which arises out of, or in connection with: (i) use of, or inability to use, the Abbott website; (ii) use of information or content on the Abbott website; (iii) any services provided on or through the Abbott Website; and (iv) interception or unauthorised access to personal information submitted to the Abbott website, including, without limitation, the following categories of loss or damage, whether or not Abbott has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage:

    1. loss or corruption of data;
    2. loss of profits;
    3. loss of anticipated savings;
    4. loss of business opportunity;
    5. loss of goodwill;
    6. loss of reputation; and
    7. special damage.

GOVERNING LAW

These Online Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Online Terms of Use and/or the Privacy Policy shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

GENERAL

You agree that these Online Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy describe the entire agreement between us with respect to its subject matter.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

October 2013 

This Privacy Policy explains how Abbott Laboratories including its subsidiaries and affiliates, (together referred to as “Abbott”) handles the personal information that you provide to us on websites controlled by Abbott which link to this Privacy Policy (together referred to as "Abbott website(s)"). Unless otherwise specifically noted, this Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected from you offline, to Abbott websites that do not link to this Privacy Policy, to residents of the United States, or to third-party websites to which Abbott websites may link. Your use of Abbott websites is subject to this Privacy Policy and the Online Terms of Use.

Please read this Privacy Policy before using Abbott websites or submitting personal information to us.

What is "personal information" as used in this Privacy Policy?

"Personal information" means information that identifies you or could be used to identify you and which is submitted to and/or collected by Abbott websites. Examples of personal information include your name, your postal address, your e-mail address and your telephone number.

How does Abbott collect information online?

Abbott collects information in two ways:

    • Personal Information You Submit:
      Abbott collects personal information that you enter into data fields on Abbott websites. For example, you may submit your name, postal address, e-mail address, and/or other information in order to receive information about various subjects, register for Abbott programs, contact Abbott customer service, or respond to Abbott surveys. To protect your privacy, you should not provide Abbott with any information that is not specifically requested.
  • Passive Collection of Unidentifiable Information:
    Abbott websites may collect information about your visits to Abbott websites without you actively submitting such information. Unidentifiable information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies, and web beacons. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer’s hard disk by a website. Web beacons (also referred to as GIF files, pixels or Internet tags) help Abbott recognise a unique cookie on your browser. Your Internet browser automatically transmits to Abbott websites some of this unidentifiable information, such as the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. Passive information collection technologies can make your use of Abbott websites easier by allowing Abbott to provide better service, customise Abbott websites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyse trends, and otherwise administer and improve Abbott websites. Certain features of Abbott websites may not work without use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identify you without additional identifiable information and Abbott will not connect additional identifiable information with information collected through the use of such tracking technologies. With respect to limiting or disabling tracking technology please see below “What choices do I have about how Abbott collects and uses personal information about me?”.

In what circumstances and for what purposes might Abbott collect and use personal information?

Abbott will use the personal information you provide through Abbott websites to respond to your questions and to provide you with efficient customer service. After you have entered personal information into a form or data field on an Abbott website, Abbott may use certain identifying technologies to allow that Abbott website to "remember" your personal preferences, such as sections of that Abbott website that you visit frequently and, if you choose, your user ID. We will only use your personal information for other business purposes, such as to invite you to participate in surveys.

Does Abbott consolidate personal information?

Abbott may consolidate the personal information of customers who use Abbott websites. In addition, we may consolidate information in a non-identifiable form (aggregate/anonymous data) to help us better design Abbott websites and Abbott products, to enhance our research activities, and to facilitate other business functions.

What choices do I have about how Abbott collects and uses personal information about me?

You may always limit the amount and type of personal information that Abbott receives about you by choosing not to enter any personal information into forms or data fields on Abbott websites. Some of our online services can only be provided to you if you provide us with appropriate personal information. Other parts of Abbott websites may ask whether you wish to opt into our contact lists for offers, promotions and additional services that may be of interest to you.

You may also be provided with preference questions or preference boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want Abbott websites to use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to "remember" your personal information, such as user IDs or mailing addresses, on return visits. However, Abbott websites that use tracking technologies to collect unidentifiable information do not generally provide you with the ability to opt out of the tracking technologies. Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of tracking technologies that collect unidentifiable information.

Who will have access to personal information about me?

Personal information can be accessed by a restricted number of Abbott employees, by certain companies with which Abbott may conduct joint programs, and by third parties with whom Abbott contracts to carry out business activities for Abbott. We train our employees about the importance of privacy and how to handle and manage customer data appropriately and securely. Also, it is Abbott’s practice to seek your consent where required by applicable law if you are registering for a program which is conducted in conjunction with another company that may require access to your personal information. In addition, Abbott’s practice is to require its contractors to keep your personal information confidential and to use your personal information only to perform functions for Abbott.

Does Abbott share personal information with third parties?

Except as otherwise stated in this Section, Abbott will not transfer your personal information to third parties unless you have been provided with an opportunity to opt into this disclosure. Abbott may disclose your personal information without your opt-in to third party service providers which assist us with our business activities. It is Abbott’s practice to require such third party service providers to keep your personal information confidential and to use your personal information only to perform functions for Abbott and in accordance with Abbott’s instructions. Abbott further reserves the right to disclose your personal information to respond to authorised information requests from government authorities or when otherwise required by law. In the event Abbott sells one of its product lines or divisions, Abbott will only transfer your personal information to the buyer subject to your consent where required by applicable law so that the buyer can continue to provide you with information and services.

How does Abbott secure personal information?

It is Abbott’s practice to secure each Abbott website that collects personal information; however, the confidentiality of personal information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting personal information over the Internet. Abbott cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will not gain access to your personal information; therefore, when submitting personal information to Abbott websites, you must weigh up both the benefits and the risks. In addition, Abbott websites covered by this Privacy Policy will display a warning whenever you link to a website that is not controlled by Abbott; you should check the privacy policies of such third-party websites before submitting personal information.

How does Abbott protect the privacy of children?

Abbott does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children (we define "children" as minors younger than 13) on Abbott websites. We do not knowingly allow children to order our products, communicate with us, or use any of our online services. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below, and we will work with you to address this issue.

How may I correct personal information or delete it from current customer records?

With your support Abbott will keep personal information accurate and up-to-date. You may request to remove, amend or correct your personal information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below.

How long will Abbott store personal information?

In general, Abbott will only store your personal information for as long as it is needed to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, subject to applicable data retention periods imposed upon Abbott by applicable law.

How can I contact Abbott?

If you have questions about the scope, use, amendment, or deletion of personal information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt out of future communications from an Abbott business or a particular Abbott program, please contact us by letter at the following address:

Att: Head of Communications
Abbott Laboratories Ltd
Abbott House
Vanwall Business Park
Vanwall Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 4XE

In all communications to Abbott, please include the e-mail address used for registration (if applicable), the Abbott website address on which you provided any personal information about which you have questions or concerns (e.g. Abbott.com etc.), and a detailed explanation of your request. If you would like to delete, amend or correct your personal information and are contacting us by e-mail, please put "Deletion Request" or "Amendment/Correction Request", as applicable, in the subject line of the e- mail. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.

How will I know whether Abbott has updated this Privacy Policy?

If Abbott changes its privacy practices, an updated version of this Privacy Policy will reflect those changes and we will notify you of such changes by updating the effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Without prejudice to your rights under applicable law, Abbott reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes and good business practices.

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Date of preparation: August 2013